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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 00/11] tmem: some basic cleanup

>>> On 05.11.13 at 03:04, Bob Liu <bob.liu@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/04/2013 11:56 PM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 04.11.13 at 13:40, Bob Liu <lliubbo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> There are too many typedefs and referenced once functions in tmem, perhaps 
> the
>>> reason was tmem was designed can be ported to other hypersivor easily.
>>> But when I try to read tmem source code, some of them are not very
>>> straightforward. This patchset try to clean up them. It's only my thoughts 
> so I
>>> tag this patchset with RFC.
>> If I was the maintainer, or as to make a recommendation, I wouldn't
>> accept these changes - they were done for a purpose after all. If
>> anything a re-work from grounds up would seem the only reasonable
>> option.
> Well, I'd like re-work tmem from ground also.
> But currently it's too difficult for me to re-work it since I don't have
> enough knowledge. It's hard for me to understand tmem quickly because of
> its order of complexity and I'm not fit to its coding style.
> Clean up patches will also be the first step even reworking it from
> grounds unless we can start with a new better/simpler tmem.c
> implementation and replace current one directly.

That's actually what I meant with "from grounds up" - just start
over (mostly) from scratch.


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